Christmas is a special time of year for everyone. Well that’s what we all like to think anyway. We want to believe that it’s a happy time and everyone feels as jolly as we do. Truth is, that’s not the case and there are kids that will wake up to little or nothing on Christmas morning. Sorry to be a downer, but my past has led me to the reality that is life. It makes me sad.
It feels good to give and it feels even better to know that we will have made even one child smile this Christmas that otherwise might have not. I’d like to encourage all of you to take this SIMPLE challenge! Try this eco-friendly idea, save some money, and make a difference in a child’s life in your own community. It really is as easy as changing out light bulbs.
Visit the GE Energy Savings Calculator to find out how much you could save per year just by changing out your current bulbs with more energy-efficient ones. Learn more about how GE Lighting can save you money and the environment with this lesson plan. Then make the conversion to more energy-efficient lighting. Take that savings and donate to an organization in your community that serves children in need. It’s that simple!
Don’t forget to report your charitable giving. Champions for Kids is on a mission to mobilize 20 million by 2020. It’s a lofty goal, but with all of our help, it’s doable and we owe it to these kids. They need a brighter future, so please light up their lives and remember to report!